The 2017 Kendrick track “LOYALTY” is under review by the courts for copyright infringement. The claim comes from Terrence Hayes, a producer, who claims that Kendrick lifted parts from his 2011 song. The lawsuit also names Kendrick’s producer and his label Top Dawg Entertainment and Josef Leimberg, his management team.
The suit accuses Kendrick’s team copied “the entire composition, including title, melody, harmony, and rhythm; and slowed it down through a synthesiser and combined it with another sample to disguise the copying…neither song features any changes in the musical elements as the progress of the recording toward their conclusions.”
– Excerpt from an article for Associated Press by Ken Ritter. Read the full article here.
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